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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 232,324
Posted By itsatdm
If you are cheap like me, you at least have a 2...

If you are cheap like me, you at least have a 2 pronged trailer connector to the battery for all your electronic goods. This works on that connector....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 130,304
Posted By itsatdm
The north face of South pass gets iced up from...

The north face of South pass gets iced up from the 4 wheel vehicle traffic and it can that stay way for weeks. Lippincott gets sun and rarely has snow on it.

Many years ago I rode into the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By itsatdm
All my bikes got hard shifting near the oils end...

All my bikes got hard shifting near the oils end of life cycle. Don't tighten the clutch cable. Leave at least 5mm of slack in it, or you risk frying the clutch.

Don't force the bike into gear...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By itsatdm
There were a lot of carb'd bikes in the late 80's...

There were a lot of carb'd bikes in the late 80's early 90's that ran low pressure fuel pumps.

I replaced the vacuum pump on my 850cc twin TDM that ran 2 Mikuni 38mm carbs with electric an pump...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 103,997
Posted By itsatdm
I consider a bike a dual sport if it is able to...

I consider a bike a dual sport if it is able to do pavement at freeway speeds and do dirt short of single track.

This does not meet your criteria, but fits my needs. Not a KLR by the way....
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 103,997
Posted By itsatdm
I trust the Brit's evaluation of a bike more than...

I trust the Brit's evaluation of a bike more than anyone in the US. They seem more inclined to tell it like it is. http://www.morebikes.co.uk/2015-ducati-scrambler-review/

There is some new...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 103,997
Posted By itsatdm
Start off with styling. One looks vintage, the...

Start off with styling. One looks vintage, the other looks like most any other modern street bike.

One is an air cooled 90 degree V twin, the other a water cooled parallel twin with a 270 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 573,090
Posted By itsatdm
The over flow tank had to go. If you look real...

The over flow tank had to go. If you look real closely you see its replacement. A soda bottle stuck lower front in the skid pan.

The auxiliary tank is made stout fiber glass. It rejects paint....
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 573,090
Posted By itsatdm
I bought an aftermarket R tank for my C model....

I bought an aftermarket R tank for my C model. Took one look at it and sent it back, the side panels wouldn't fit.

But it can be done. R-Dubb had a pictorial with a list of things that made it...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 103,997
Posted By itsatdm
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ducati/2015...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ducati/2015-ducati-scrambler-first-ride-review.html

What's up with all the "Hipster" and "Starbuck" references? Trying to sound "Cool" Everybody knows you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,083
Posted By itsatdm
Could you explain how Stefan Pierer does not own...

Could you explain how Stefan Pierer does not own Husqvarna? He certainly owns the trademark name. As majority owner of KTM, it benefits him to cut cost by using a lot of KTM parts on his Husqvarna's.
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By itsatdm
You guys are going to worry the OP to death. It...

You guys are going to worry the OP to death. It is not the Himalayas. I can bag 3 of those passes in 5 hours from my house. Coming from the East, the Sierras can be steep. Might take you 45 minutes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By itsatdm
What type of battery charger and where did you...

What type of battery charger and where did you plug it in? The Cambus system does have a parasitic electrical draw even with the key turned off to keep the ECU powered up. It is miniscule, your bike...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By itsatdm
I live at the foot of the Sierra in Ca, near 4 of...

I live at the foot of the Sierra in Ca, near 4 of those passes you may be worried about. They range from 8,500 to 9,943 and I ride them all the time on my carbed single cylinder 650 bike. Not a pass,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,686
Posted By itsatdm
I have run a variety of them due to aging,...

I have run a variety of them due to aging, infirmities, weight loss and a change of where I ride because of all the above.

On the front, I have used Hyperpros and felt they were too firm even...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,686
Posted By itsatdm
I do not understand the resistance to upgrading...

I do not understand the resistance to upgrading the suspension. I discovered it sucked before I had my first oil change. Instead they buy hard luggage that adds weight and large windscreens that...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
When he bought Husqvarna there is no way he was...

When he bought Husqvarna there is no way he was getting the rights to Rotax/BMW designed engines, produced in China. China reserved the right to those engines for internal use only. BMW got the...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
Reality check. Nobody is going to produce any...

Reality check. Nobody is going to produce any fuel injected, computer run, light weight (aluminum framed) big CC bikes at KLR prices.

Honda sells 15,000,000 bikes annually, most to 3rd world...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By itsatdm
Congratulations for still riding. I am in the...

Congratulations for still riding. I am in the same boat. You are almost there. Disconnect the wiring on the left side and remove the what ever it is plug on the right and set aside.

It is a...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By itsatdm
In defense of the BMW 800 series bikes. The...

In defense of the BMW 800 series bikes. The F650gs twin has a fairly low seat height. It doesn't have suspension links to lower the rear. The only way to do it is a shorter shock and moving the forks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,686
Posted By itsatdm
I have an off road version, bought specifically...

I have an off road version, bought specifically to deal with sand and silt. Frankly I never had an issue on pavement, once the bike was resprung and sag was set. But even the off road version...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 147,308
Posted By itsatdm
You have the F650 twin sprockets. No problem with...

You have the F650 twin sprockets. No problem with switching front sprockets. Switching front only, will result in gearing slightly taller than a F800.

Does it have a rear sprocket meant for the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,729
Posted By itsatdm
Its 90% rider. I read it the internet.

Its 90% rider. I read it the internet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
Math is hard:rofl From rim to tread, a 140/80...

Math is hard:rofl From rim to tread, a 140/80 tire is taller than a 150/70 even if the rim sizes were the same.

Is it important? It was to me when I adventurized my TDM850 years ago.

Choice...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
I just discovered that. Wishful thinking, never...

I just discovered that. Wishful thinking, never mind.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 573,090
Posted By itsatdm
At most chain auto parts store you can find...

At most chain auto parts store you can find exhaust reducer/expander couplings. Usually they in 1/4" increments. You can also buy exhaust pipe expander tools. Like these for around $20.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
In the special features block TWC stands for Twin...

In the special features block TWC stands for Twin Cylinder.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
That model appears to be a 4 cyl.

That model appears to be a 4 cyl.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 809,609
Posted By itsatdm
:pot On 11/17 Honda applied for emission approval...

:pot On 11/17 Honda applied for emission approval for 998cc Twin. http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/cert/hmc/2015/honda_m0020695_998_0d8_hn.pdf

Do they make a current model with those engine...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 573,090
Posted By itsatdm
A word of warning about sizing down the inlet of...

A word of warning about sizing down the inlet of the muffler. I did that with my Scorpion to quiet it down. I just did another valve replacement. Tuliped 2 exhaust valves. They, the combustion...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,134
Posted By itsatdm
There are videos of various portions of the TAT...

There are videos of various portions of the TAT on You tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi2dV773YIE
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By itsatdm
Have you ever set sag with just you on it? If...

Have you ever set sag with just you on it? If not, there are plenty of sources to tell you how.

If you have, try it with both of you on it and see how many turns to get the bike set the same as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
I live at high altitude.

I live at high altitude.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
Proves what? It is very easy to do the math if...

Proves what? It is very easy to do the math if you know the diameter of a 140/80/18 tire. Hamis71 does not have a tire to measure or read code. If you know it, spit it out. Nobody has done that.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
Taking measurements are not too practical for a...

Taking measurements are not too practical for a guy who hasn't bought a tire or a rim yet. According to my math the difference is 3/4" which means a 140 is 1.5" taller. That may have an effect on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
You are doing the same thing, 130mm x90%x2+rim...

You are doing the same thing, 130mm x90%x2+rim size= total diameter. Divide by 2 to get total radius or ride height.

You are right about difference in tire actual dimensions vs what is on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
You lost me there. How do you get from 130/90/17...

You lost me there. How do you get from 130/90/17 to 26.3?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
I don't understand your math. There is an inch...

I don't understand your math. There is an inch difference in the wheel sizes. 1/2 of it affects ride height, .50". Add the height of the tire. 80% of 140mm vs 70% of 150mm. 112mm vs 105mm. Converted...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 573,090
Posted By itsatdm
I did a 800 mile trip with a buddy on a uncorked...

I did a 800 mile trip with a buddy on a uncorked XR650r in the wilds of Nevada . Supposedly those bikes developed 49+ rw HP.

We did a few roll ons for comparison purposes against my 678 big bore...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By itsatdm
It should be 3/4" difference. 1" for the...

It should be 3/4" difference. 1" for the difference in rim size, 17 vs 18 with half of that effecting ride height. The difference between a 140/80/18 and 150/70/17 is 1/4". The first number is...
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